06Dec
By: Katherine On: December 6, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

Court interpreters are an integral part of trials as well as procedures that extend beyond the courtroom. Having interpreters in court is essential for fairness in a multilingual and litigious society. A better understanding of what interpreters in court do, what they need and how difficult their work can be...

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06Dec
By: Katherine On: December 6, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

Court interpreters are necessary to interpret for the thousands of people that make appearances in US courtrooms every year who speak a primary language other than English. It makes sense that the demand for qualified court interpreters grows each year. The demand is great for a reason — not every...

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02Dec
By: Katherine On: December 2, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

When you hire an interpreter, you want to be assured that he or she will do quality work. For that reason, many people look for certified interpreters. But what exactly makes an interpreter certified?

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02Dec
By: Katherine On: December 2, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

Have you ever needed an interpreter and considered a bilingual acquaintance? If someone is fluent in two languages, he or she should be able to be a good interpreter, right? Actually, the skills needed for the sensitive situations that require interpreters go above and beyond just the basic knowledge of...

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02Dec
By: Katherine On: December 2, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 1

How important are medical interpreters? Imagine having a medical emergency and not being able to talk to or understand the doctor. What would you do? Health care organizations are realizing the value of having a competent medical interpreting staff, as they do not want to be liable for medical details...

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02Dec
By: Katherine On: December 2, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 2

It’s not uncommon to want to use a friend or family member as an interpreter in a professional setting. Friends and family members can be comforting if someone is in an unfamiliar or uncomfortable situation. However, having a friend or family member as an interpreter is rarely the best...

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30Nov
By: Gilbert On: November 30, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting, Legal Translation Comments: 0

The issue of unqualified court interpreters is one that has been making international headlines quite a bit within the past few years. Recently, a case in New York has again highlighted the need for skilled court interpreters -- especially in less common languages.

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30Nov
By: Autumn On: November 30, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

While linguistic diversity is an integral part of the US, it can make legal matters, especially interactions with police officers, more difficult.

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30Nov
By: Autumn On: November 30, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

Medical professionals have made it clear that they need the help of medical interpreters these days. But why has that demand increased, and why can’t just any general interpreter do the job? It’s time to consider the answers to these questions.

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